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♪ this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha with the top stories. it's not over, we meet the rebels who say they will attack mali again if it doesn't stop persecuting people. shells reign down on the u.n. syria envoy says opposition and government must be represented at peace talks. first thailand's lower house part of the amnesty bill that may give the prime minister a
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way back and. >> can you get off my driveway? can you please get off my driveway? >> reporter: toronto mayor under pressure with a video showing him smoking crack cocaine. >> no reason to resign. ♪ we begin with an exclusive report from mali, a poor country in west africa that in the past year have seen fighters and rebels, right now in the capitol politicians are beginning talks on how to stabilize the north, but that maybe a vain hope and rebels tell us they will resume attacks on the army if it continues what it calls ethnic cleansing in an area they hope to turn into an independent state. our reporter mohamed went to
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meet them. >> it's a source of deep anger among the rebels. civilians crossing the border almost every week with wounds and stories of killing by the mali army. they tell al jazeera how they spent days in chains being beaten and verbally abused. they say soldiers arrested them in the desert while they were herding sheep accusing them of being rebels. one colleague is in critical condition and being treated in a local medical center. across the border in mali the national movement and allies in the high council for unity are in a permanent state here. . >> translator: mali killed and forces us to pay for them, just like what al-qaeda does to europeans and mali doesn't have a single fighter in jail and can arrest innocent and unarmed
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civilians. >> reporter: a peace agreement signed in june say that gather in specific areas and store weapons in return for guarantees the army would not attack them but the rebels say the army violated the deal last month when it attacked a camp near the border. >> translator: we respected the peace agreement fully and the military attacked us and described us as bandits and robbers and we are not criminals and if mali ignores us then it doesn't want peace. >> reporter: the violations seemed to have motivated rebels for the fight for an independent state. today the leaders of rebels concede the idea of an independent state in the north is a remote possibility in the future but if you ask people on the ground and the rebels behind my say they cannot except anything less than independence. deep in the bush the rebels are
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entrenched and bracing for the next fight and it's shaky to rely upon. but the people in the area who are suffering most. they live difficult lives having to fetch water from 100 meters below the ground and fending for themselves in absence of services or any protection from the central government. hamid, al jazeera, northern mali. >> reporter: let's get you some background on the situation in mali. in march of 2012 in northern mali soldiers deposed the president in a military coup and frustrated for the lack of government support but the power vacuum allowed rebels to seize parts of the country. in april they declared independence but the forge between different rebels and the islam group aldeen began to unrival in june and fighters
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took the cities of timbuktoo and began destroying shrines, libraries and imposed strict islamic law. in january this year french and mali troops took them on, quickly recapturing the territory. then in june the interim government signed a deal with rebels which fell apart shortly after. let's bring in emanuel who is a french security analyst and joins us live from paris. thank you very much for making it on the show. now, we have just seen the main rebel movement. it may be over, but ethnic tensions and grievances still persist. are we about to see another rebellion in mali? >> well, the rebellion and the report mentioned you were asking secular rebels which is part of mnla and still active in the
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area as your report mentioned it, they are going with ongoing talks and under the offices of the president and we have to have in mind that the other part of the rebellion which are able to still carry on attacks. there was a suicide chemical attack two weeks ago in the northwest of the country and we have to also have in mind that prior to that a certain number of terrorist attacks have been carried out. so to respond to your question, the operation, the french operation which has been going on for 11 months has not achieved totally it's objectives which was the firsthand to reassure the states that has been assured by the previous presidential election but the other parts is regarding the
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northern part of mali is still an ongoing task and a very difficult one to tackle. >> i want to take you up on that point about the french government and the french troops being involved in mali at the moment. french government says they want to reduce the number of troops that they have got in february next year. is it too soon as you said they have failed in their aim to try to achieve some sort of peace in mali, is it too soon to withdraw troops in february? >> well, we have to have in mind that there is a particular agenda which is the next legislative elections which will be carried out for the first round 24th of november and 15 of december for the second round and the movements which are existing in mali will want to do a sure force on that occasion. so i'm not sure that the french will be able to withdraw as
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rightly mentioned, france has said by the end of next july they will only be 1,000 french military troops on the ground but that was in the horizon of the ongoing and strengthening united nation stabilization operations which was supposed to bring out a lot about 13,000 troops, but the reality is yet another story because on the ground now there is not this number of troops but only 5,000 peace keeping soldiers coming from africa and states and other countries. so i think french is a bit thick and stuck up in this perspective. >> reporter: thank you for your insight, that is emanuel there, french security analyst speaking to us from paris. and we have more in our special series on mali's challenge, on
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saturday we will meet the arab movement, a group that wants to win autonomy in a part of mali that people consider their homeland. in other news the u.n. arab league to syria says the opposition should attend peace talks in geneva for progress to be made and he was speaking at the end of a visit to damascus where he met bashir assad and the foreign minister. >> i will meet representatives from russia and united states with partners in what we call the tri-lateral format and working together for quite some time now. and i think that probably in the afternoon or the second day, representatives of the rest of the p 5 will join us and maybe the representatives of other countries. there are serious efforts being
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developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but we will say it when it happens. >> reporter: and we will speak to david in moscow but let's go to mohamed who has been listening from neighboring beirut and we heard him urging reconciliation and urging opposition to come to the table. what else did he say? >> well, he said that there was a realization that a political solution would be the only way out of this conference. you really got an impression from him thank you yo are inching closer to the geneva conference but you are not there yet. i mean, the government in damascus has been holding the same position that it doesn't mind to go to geneva but it doesn't want to speak to any
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armed opposition. they said without opposition attending there is no conference and there you have a problem on definition of who the opposition is. now, if you ask the u.s., the arab countries and the international community they will tell you that opposition is represented by the syrian national coalition, this umbrella group that is based overseas. if you ask russia and syria they will tell you there are several representatives of the opposition, they would like to see included in the opposition those who are based in damascus and syria in general and those who have been opposing regime and who prefer a political solution and who don't mind seeing a transitional government that could include bashir assad himself. the geneva two conference should look how to implement the first
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conference. the national coalition said it would not go to geneva unless talk about bashir assad's resignation and transitional government is the top of the agenda, not just an after thought. >> reporter: thank you for getting us up to date and that and she is speaking to us from neighboring lebanon in beirut and let's go to moscow where david is live for us. david, prime minister has also responded to those comments. what did he say about the geneva two talks? >> yes, today we have had one on one interview between the russian prime minister and the news agency and this has an intriguing insight into russian thinking on how to square this particular diplomatic circle and how to get the geneva two talks by the end of november because they seem increasingly out of
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reach. now, he has actually said he sees no chance of president bashir assad standing down. the russians are supporting him in that. but also he does say that all sides need to make compromises including the syrian government. so let's hear in more detail exactly what russian prime minister said. >> translator: i think ideas that are sometimes put forward excludes president assad and agree on everything are unrealistic as long as assad is in power. he is not mad. he must receive some guarantees or in any case some kind of proposal on the development of political dialog in syria itself on possible elections and his personal fate. >> reporter: the russian prime minister actually said in a rare moment of humor during the interview that when bashir assad looks at the fate of colonel qaddafi he looks at the
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president there it doesn't improve his mood. now at the point he was making there was the fact that there needs to be some guarantees. but there is still no real sign of how both the americans and the russians are really going to reach out to get all sides around the same peace table in geneva. but the russians also did say the prime minister did say he thinks there should be many opposition groups, not just the main opposition group. now, i think that perhaps the united nations and the americans would want to see just one representative, one main representative. so there is still a lot of ground to cover. but we are seeing some course or compromise from the syrian government coming from the russians and that is the important point. >> thank you for that. and that is david reporting for us from moscow. and staying with syria and there are reports that israeli jets have attacked a syrian military base, the target of the strike is thought to be a base in
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latakia and possibly destined for fighters in lebanon. >> they are not confirming or denying reports and this is not unusual, no comments on these kinds of matters and we had reports through the year of alleged air strikes within syria and one happened earlier in january. that was believes to be a syrian convoy carrying weapon answer later in the year and attack in latakia and a missile depot at the time and they did not comment and recently in october reports of a strike on the syrian lebanese border. again, no reaction from the israelis. what we do know is that israel takes the threat very seriously and said this is a red line and watching closely events in syria and if any weapons get transferred to any hostile group especially hesbola they would take action but the line from israel is no comment. >> reporter: and you are
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watching the al jazeera news hour, still ahead, upsetting china, japan prepares to hold a navel exercise that is proving too close for comfort and a power crisis in the gaza strip as they run out of fuel. in sport derrick rose scores a win to help the chicago bulls do their first win of the season. and we will be here with the details. ♪ electricity has been cutoff across most of the gaza strip. this is because of a shortage of fuel that forced production to stop at gaza's power plant and it supplies a third of the electricity. in september they warned of an impending shortage of fuel. and we have the deputy head of the gaza energy authority and says they have zero fuel stock
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available which is causing huge problems. >> we are depending on fuel coming from the egypt and for the last one month we shared oil without part of the taxes from palestinian authority. they promise us it's without taxes. but now they told us that they will stay with the full taxes which we cannot afford the amount of money for that. therefore we decide to shut down the plant today. so our program of distributing the power to the people has been too much and now only the power will lead six hours to the consumers and it will be off for the next 12 hours which will affect all the service sector and the life on gaza. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of state has publically admitted for the first time that the national security agency may
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have overstepped the mark in its intelligence gathering. speaking at an international summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you innocent people are not being abused in this process but, yes, in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. and he added and the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. meanwhile indonesia has claims the embassys were used as spying hubs for the u.s., indonesia foreign minister and said the country is deeply concerned by the allegation. information was leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden and the prime minister said the government has not broken any laws. a worker strike in the indoe knee is a region is in the second day and demanding more pay and better conditions and
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unions say two million people took part on the strikes on thursday but police say the figures are much lower. thailand now where a controversial bill granting amnesty to politicians for crimes they committed is a step closer to becoming law and could allow return of former prime minister who is in self imposed exile after being in corruption. this is from bangkok. >> reporter: this is the most devie civ issue in thailand. the lower house approved the bill and introduced three months ago and a movement against it was formed. it grants blanket amnesty to those who committed crimes of politics over the last nine years and some people who are on trial or in jail for crimes during violent protests. it includes former prime minister sinawa who is in exile
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after being convicted of corruption charges. the party holds majority in government and the sister is the premier. >> they rush to pass this bill regardless of concern about entrenching impunity and letting murders walk free and they do not care about the plight and suffering of their own supporters. >> reporter: the movement against the bill began with an antigroup and now has expanded. >> a different spectrum of political differences, one thing for sure they want justice, they want the bill to be fair to all especially to the people who have been charged under political wrongdoings. what they don't want is the bill to give the conference a blanket coverage. >> reporter: the government used the bill as a step towards reconciliation in this deeply politically divided country.
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the challenge for the government is containing the protesters in bangkok and across thailand with several ways to do it, one to change the boundaries of security zones. but the movement against the bill seems determined and the members saying they will stay on the streets until the bill is overturned and scott with al jazeera bangkok. >> reporter: china named the group they think is responsible for the suicide attack in tiananmen, the islamic movement organized the attack. and the group wants independence in the northwestern region in xinjiang and people were killed when the car crashed and burst into flames. japan has written outlines concerns about the fukushima nuclear plant and he is not usually involved in politics and many japanese politicians are outraged at his action.
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they say he breached the constitution. the fukushima plant has been leaking radioactive water after being crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. china is accusing japan with the drills and got in the way of live fire exercises but minister of defense rejects allegations. >> translator: keeping a strong surveillance presence is a completely normal activity and we cannot accept what china says. we are looking to protect territory. >> reporter: and it's part of a dispute between china and japan over islands they both say they own, 18,000 japanese troops are currently in the area taking part in one of the biggest military drills ever and in okinowa and it pretends them to storm the disputed island chain
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and known here. >> reporter: china and japan have been here before and they are talking tougher than ever, the dispute over territory is deepening and they sent war planes into disputed air space and push boats contested boundaries at sea and they warmed troops rid yourself of the notion that it could act as a deterrent and china warned that any firing on the unmanned drone aircraft would constitute a serious provocation, an act of war of sorts and the question is how far they will backup rhetoric. >> they would like to be known they are doing the best for their country. >> reporter: previously they have inflamed passions on both sides, playing well to domestic
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agendas. for assertive china and nationalism the significance of the dispute is obvious, military conflict is unlikely and both sides are willing to escalate the war of words knowing they can do so with impunity. as in the past, observers believe economic realities are likely to be a sobering influence. >> the business community from both sides would like to pressure the government to be like that and quite likely the government would listen to them. >> reporter: but he is facing pressure from members of the chinese government. >> at the same time there are people within the chinese leadership which i will call hard liners or adventure leaders in the military who take more risks than the past. >> reporter: and coming up, against this everyone knows the danger of an accident military confrontation and take the
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dispute into areas nobody wants to go and whose outcome nobody can fore see, rob mcbride in hong kong. >> we will check on the weather with richard and it's troubling the philippines. >> reporter: yes, we have the 27th named storm in the western pacific at the moment, it's the 7th typhoon of the season and what is a very active season. something called the accumulated cyclone energy, a measure of how active the storms together have been and we are up to 87% and it's increasing. i have not finished and more storms developing over the philippines and further towards the east. but at the moment it is about here which is heading further into the south china sea and rain is coming down in the philippines but the track has changed somewhat. it was expected to go across noon and it will dip further to the south, missing hinan and
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making landfall in vietnam where they expect the rainfall at this time of year, looking at the rainfall map, you can see how we sort of peak once we get to october, november time because of these tropical systems. so over the next 24 hours you can still see an awful lot of rain coming down across the region. that system begins to push further towards the west and then as we get through into latter parts of the weekend we will look at large rainfall beginning to impact vietnam the risk of flooding. >> thank you. babies born in germany without a clear gender can be registered without a sex on their birth certificates and it's the first european country to do so and charlie angelo reports. >> reporter: born neither a girl or boy she spent her life in fear, pain and shame all because of doctors' decisions. now she is trying to make sure the same doesn't happen to anyone else. >> i was born with so called ambiguous genitalia and doctors couldn't tell if i was a boy or
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a girl. at 2 1/2 months they castrated me and threw my testicles in the garbage and cut me to make me look like a girl and lied to me and my parents. >> reporter: fewer than one in a thousand babies are born every year with no clear gender determining characteristics and hospitals in germany still carry out operations like hers and these protesters want a law that stops that. all the new law does is allow the parents to select blank instead of male and female and admits parents could still feel pressure to operate. >> translator: we need to raise awareness in hospitals, among medical staff and ensure parents are not pushed to make decisions their children will blame them for later. instead we need to wait for when the child is grown up so it can
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decide for itself whether to change something. >> reporter: as the law takes effect there are questions about what it will mean to live with no legal gender in germany. australia allows individuals to identify themselves as intersects, europe has been slow to change. with the new law germany is widening the gender debate and charlie with al jazeera. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour, the search for the millions of missing people around the world, the discovery of what could be the largest mass grave tomorrow the bosnian war. under ground to lights and hydraulic doors. and joe will be here to tell you about the pressure in spain and details coming up, in sport. ♪
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♪ you are watching the al jazeera news hour and reminder of the top store i haves and politicians are starting talks on how to stabilize mali after a peace deal between rebels and the government collapsed. and rebels told al jazeera they will resume fighting if the army continues to target the community. u.n. arab league special envoy to syria said they must attend peace talks and they are building a framework for talks on the war to happen in the coming weeks. thailand's house passed a controversial political amnesty bill to allow the return of
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former prime minister who is in self imposed exile. an unprecedented conference at the hague is highlighting the issue of people who have gone missing in conflict. discovery of a mass grave in bosnia is the largest from the 1990 war further under score the on going challenges to identify missing persons and we report. >> hidden for nearly 20 years a mass grave near the northern bosnia town of preadore believed to hold more than 700 bodies. >> translator: they are ten meters under the ground and some identification documents were found next to bodies and we can say that victims were residents of four villages. >> reporter: the victims muslim, bosnia and catholics killed during the 1992-1995 bosnia war.
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bosnia troops searched house to house in a campaign of ethnic cleansing and estimated 30,000 people went missing or presumed dead. >> translator: my mom was killed. she was killed by her neighbors, people we socialized with, people who used to have coffee with us. >> reporter: forensic teams think this grave site could be linked to another ten kilometers away and years for escavaters and many were bulldozed and moved around and remains of bodies were often separated making identification difficult. >> translator: if we take into consideration the number of remains of victims that have already been exumed from the site and remains we found so far this is the biggest mass grave. >> reporter: it has been known
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but the exact burial sites is a secret with witnesses keeping quiet and hoping it will give those who lost family in the conflict some answers and eventually peace. gerald tan with al jazeera. >> reporter: and let's take a closer look at the millions of people worldwide who are unaccounted for. in mexico at least 27,000 people have gone missing over the last six years, believed to be victims of drug-related violence. in columbia where the government is fighting rebels for 50 years, nearly 64,000 people are registered as missing and at least 12000 people are still considered missing in the former yugoslavia following the wars in the valcons. human rights groups say the missing from 250,000-1 million and million vanished under the
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regime of sedan hussein, 20,000 people are missing from the labor camp and we will go to paul brennan who is live at the hague in the netherlands and iraq is a country recovering from war and after 1 million disappeared, that is quite an astonishing number. >> it is an astonishing number and it depends rather on which source you trust, which source is most accurate and frankly the real difficulty when you are talking about the numbers of missing persons is that you have great difficulty getting accurate statistics and what is one of the points of the conference which has been taking place here at the hague, the need for some kind of international body to collect data accurately, to get a handle on how big the problem really is. iraq is a very good case in point. it is said that iraq has the most disappeared people as we describe them in the whole
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world. estimates up to a million people. and the minister for human rights has been here, the iraq minister of human rights has been in the hague consulting with counterparts from around the world and putting the handle on the problem is it goes back 30 years. we had international conflicts involving iraq and obviously we have internal conflict involving iraq and he says the figures date back as far as the iran, iraq war. >> translator: those who went missing are a big problem in iraq and goes back to sadam hussein and we need to clarify and those missing are because of the policies of dictators of hussein and there are 500,000 and we have the problem of those missing. the previous ones with iran and kuwait. the problems here we need international support when it comes to technical aspects in order to help the institution
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working with this problem. >> reporter: and paul it's a sad reality that people disappear during conflict, but there seems to be a great number of people going missing now than before. is that right? >> well, certainly the number of people being reported missing is greater now than before and there are a variety of reasons as to why people are missing. it's not just conflict. we can talk about natural disasters. of course there are international wars, internal unrest as well within a country and civil war effectively and there is also you know crime gangs which obduct and murder people and bodies never to be recovered and it's interesting there are figures from unicef which show the changing demographic as well of the missing. looking at the figures at the turn of the century the majority of deaths were soldiers and 5% of casualties were civilians and 7 combatant to one civilian and during world war i weapons and
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tactics changed the war and civilian deaths increased as a result. by world war ii there was more women and children being targeted. and resent conflicts have seen targets being commonplace. i saw nine civilians to every one combatant now in modern conflict. the point of this conference here has been to say, look, we need to address this issue, we need to get to a resolution of the missing people because unless you resolve the past, there is no way that you can move forward into the future. >> reporter: paul, thank you for that. that is our reporter there, paul brennan reporting from the hague in the netherlands. and we are observing three days of mourning for 92 people who died crossing the sahara and 85 of the dead were women and children and it's launching a crack down on the networks carrying migrants across the desert and we have more.
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>> it was weeks before rescuers were able to findly find this sight in the sahara desert and by the time they did the help wasn't needed and found 92 bodies and most in an advanced state of decomposition. >> translator: it's a huge human tragedy and one of the biggest. we found people who died first. the vehicle broke down and all these people went looking for water and nourishment. unfortunately this is a hot period. there were lots of families and that is one of the particular features of this case. there were families, women and children. >> reporter: the victims are believes to be migrants, 19 others in the group made it on foot to neighboring nigeria and waiting to be sent back home. this is in the primary corridor for migrants and people trafficics from africa and they search for work and end up begging or low-paying jobs but the initial track through the
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sahara is often dangerous and on state television the justice minister said sometimes in the vast desert there are tragedies like this that are never discovered and the government instructed administration authorities and defense forces to put an end to this. the foreign minister has even gone so far as proposing a ban on women and children traveling out of there. but this is one of the least developed countries in the world. opportunities are scarce and people are often desperate. many people will still make that dangerous journey and die trying. joanne, al jazeera. >> it was a case that shopped south africa and a man is handed two life sentence for the rape, murder and mutilation of a teenager. 17-year-old anine boyson was left for dead in february after she was gang raped and beaten and she died soon after and he was guilty of the attack on
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tuesday. the kenyan military says it attacked a training camped killed 67 shoppers in the mall in nairobi and they bombed the al shabaab base in samalia but said it did not happen. >> it is located about 50 kilometers east of a town and the training camp that al shabaab has been using to train fighters and put them in the kenya. >> reporter: more than 300 people are protesting in the city of rio. demonstrators taking part in the antigovernment protest gathered in the city's financial district and they say police are arresting people unfairly and
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using a newly-passed law meant to target organized crime. 14 people have died in nicarauga and thousands more sick after an out break of dengue fever and hospitals are stretched to capacity. hundreds of workers have been sent to fumigate homes in the capitol. from under ground ventilation and there is a super tunnel linking mexico to the united states and thought to be one of the most sophisticated drug smuggling routes ever built and tom explains. >> the recently completed tunnel was wired for power and included its own electronic rail track. inside police found more than 8 tons of marijuana and almost 150 kilos of cocaine and it was discovered before it was used to
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ship contraband. >> this under ground passage way goes for a third of a mile. under the border at a depth of approximately 35 feet on average. >> reporter: the passage went from a warehouse near mexico's airport to an industrial office park next to a u.s. law enforcement check point and discovery of tunnels like this have been increasingly common and more than 70 in the past five years and getting more advanced. one of them was equipped with a lift on a mexican side. under ground routes are a efficient way of transporting large ships of marijuana for drug cartels during the marijuana harvest. this is similar to two other tunnels intercepted two years ago built by the cartel. a u.s. prosecutor put the syndicate on notice. >> if you build and use the tunnels we are determined to
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make this a big waste of your dirty money. >> reporter: officials say the cartels investment of millions of dollars in the tunnels was a measure of the crime desperation but it's also an indication that the u.s. drug market remains a rich source of revenue for them. tom ackerman al jazeera. >> ahead on the al jazeera news hour thousands of arrests made and dozens of weapons seized but has malaysia crack down been a success on organized crime. >> get off my driveway, please get off my driveway. >> reporter: the mayor of canada largest city under pressure of an alleged crack smoking video. and in sport world number two they march on at the paris masters and joe will be here with all the details right after the break. ♪
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what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating
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♪ welcome back, the police are calling their three-month crack down on violent crime a huge success. the operation was this response to a series of high-profile crimes in the capitol and as stephanie reports, the attacks have marred the reputation of a city once consider one of the safest. >> she moved a few months ago to become a makeup artist and he is dead, a victim of a mugging as he walked to a light rail station. his family didn't want to be identified for fear of retaliation. they have little faith the police will be able to get those
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responsible. >> translator: my parents feel very sad. they can't sleep. among the siblings we feel very sad. each time we close our eyes we think about him. it happened so fast, it's hard for us to accept. >> reporter: this case is far from unique in malaysia and look at the internet and it has videos of random and sometimes violent crimes and here a man walks into a cafe and eyes the couple using their ipads. he turns to leave and then in a flash it's gone and so is he. in this video three men attack a cashier with knives and an iron bar before he fights them off. the level of crime here prompted malaysia to crack down on drugs and people trafficking. >> a lot of people not just
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fight but what it means to overcome violent crimes. >> reporter: 2000 people are in the operation across the country and results are impressive so far. since mid august more than 24,000 arrests have been made. more than 2000 bullets confiscated with knives, guns and swords and the police say public confidence in them has risen from 30-70%. but criminologists say people are fearful of crime in the country. >> if you look at how people decided to have their own security guards in their own housing of states, you know, they pay to have committees, that shows that in our day they are worried about crime. >> reporter: but she says the police can't do everything. if the public wants to see a rediction in crime they also have a role to play. while arrests and reductions in crime are always welcome, there is one thing that won't change,
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and dickinson wong is dead and nothing can bring him back, stephanie with al jazeera. >> reporter: it's time for sport now, here is joe. >> thank you. we start with football and they have broken the record for the best ever start to a season and had 1-0 for the 10th win and mark scored the only goal in a disappointing game and they are now 5 points clear and at the top of the table. and madrid cut barcelona lead to appoint and follows a 2-1 win at granada and won by two penalties and one is 38 minutes and he had a penalty area. and scoring the penalty. and returned the favorer in the 78 minutes. and once again brought down and he stepped up to score.
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and they pulled it back in time and still time for a bit of silliness between the players and he held on to win 2-1. bad night for 4th place, they lost and one point behind in the league and he helped open the scoring after five minutes but it took until injury time to finish for the public to round off 2-0 win. and 20 points and came back from 2 goals down and things looked bleak and made it 2-0, 3 minutes in the second half and the great head and leader completed the come back and final score 2-2. football in france say they will go on strike because of the rich and the french president is not
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baking down and says 75% tax on people earning more than $1.3 million will go ahead next year and we have the story from paris. >> the millionaires and adoring fans but the top players will hang up boots in protest against high taxes and brings a new meaning to the description of striker. without a compromise being found, this will be the scene on the last weekend of november and normally a busy match day stadium empty, instead the club's plans around open days for fans. clubs like this one have deep pocketed foreign buyers but other teams like le i l and marsay say they are already struggling and the tax will make it harder to compete, not only against better french clubs but also for players against span h spanish, english, german and italian rivals.
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the clubs came away with no concessions and the strike goes ahead. >> translator: the president listened to us at length but we are not convinced we have been heard. we are leaving this meeting without any guarantees, without having made any particular progress, so our action will go on. >> reporter: they made the tax an election pledge and take effect next year and levied on employers who must pay it for two years on all annual salaries above $1.3 million. it will effect 114 players. for instance the star striker in every sense of the word is paid a reported $20.5 million a year. some fans but not all support the players and the clubs. >> translator: it is pretty steep and i think the smaller clubs are going to be really effected by this. it is not fair. >> i'm against this because for
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me 5% is too much and the maximum is 50%. >> reporter: a spokesman for the clubs went further and talking about the death of french football he said. tim friend al jazeera paris. >> on saturday south africa orlando pirates will host egypt in the first leg of the champion league financials and defending champion going for the 8th title and arrived ahead of the game and the teams know each other having played each other in group stages and the champion will draw on the last visit there, the second leg is scheduled for the 9th of november in cairo. >> translator: football is all about pressure, every different stage has pressure. the finals have pressure as well. we try as much as we can to eliminate these pressures. we paid many final games whether away or at home. so we know how to handle this.
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>> reporter: they will go with the chicago bulls bounce back from the season opening defeat with a dramatic win over the new york nicks and they are out classed by champions miami heat and 2011 mvp suffered a neck injury but didn't seem to let that bother him as he made the game-winning shot and 80-81 which is 5.7 seconds left and gave chicago 1 point win. dustin johnson tied the record in shanghai for the lead in the hsbc tournament. the american made ten birdies to 9 under par 63 on friday and finished 12 under par. overnight leader mcalroy struggled with 12 bogies and sits with bubba watson. the world's number one tennis
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player reached the final paris masters and beat them in straight sets but the poll put up a fight and losing 7-5, 6-4 and there was a show down with the frenchman. and he is through and beat him to get there and came from behind with the big american taking the set 7-6 by a tie break and that is as good as it got with getting demolished 6-1, 6-2 to steal the win. and he is through the straight set 6-3, 6-4. and the man beat him in the final of the indoors last week. and the reigning champion ferrer will be in sweeping aside, 6-2,
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6-3 and the third title of 2013. and there is more sport on the website and check out al jazeera.com/sport and showing you how to get this touch with the team with facebook and this is al jazeera.com/sport. >> police in canada say they obtained amateur video that appears to show the mayor of toronto smoking crack cocaine. the footage was reported six months ago but couldn't initially be found and rob ford earlier denied using the drug and danielle has more. >> a bad day for rob ford be gang with photographers outside his house, asking why police were investigating him. he had no comment but his anger was obvious. >> can you get off my driveway please, can you get off my driveway? can you get off my property
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please? >> reporter: two media out let's said the journalists saw a video showing him smoking crack cocaine and making racist and homophobic remarks and it couldn't be found but the police have it and the chief said it's what reporters described. >> it's fair to say the mayor does appear in that video but i'm not going to get into the detail of what activities is depicted on that video. >> absolutely shocked. we have been shocked frankly for a few months. >> reporter: much the same reaction at city hall where they called for the mayor to explain the video and new court documents allegedly linking him to drug gangs and all against the sureal back drop of lurid halloween decorations on the walls of the mayor's office. this is not the first time the mayor is in the public eye for the wrong reasons. he was elected three year ago as
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a tax cutting person and his behavior and allegations of drug use kept haunting him. >> i wish i could come out and defend myself. unfortunately i can't. because it's before the courts. i have no reason to resign. i'm going to back and return my phone calls and i'm going to be out doing what the people elected me to do. >> reporter: so far the mayor is standing firm against allegations that might have failed other politicians and it's true that only the voters can remove the mayor really and that general election not due until next year but more revelations are ahead and the video when it's eventually produced in court, the pressure on them battled mayor is bound to increase. daniel lack, al jazeera toronto. >> stay with us, a bulletin of news is straight ahead and you can always keep up to date with the news on our website, al jazeera.com. stay with us.
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determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that
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are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> all this week america tonight is investigating sex crimes on campus. >> over 90% of sexual assaults on campuses are being perpetrated by serial offenders... >> tonight at 9 eastern. join a live town hall event hear firsthand accounts from victims who fought for justice. >> reality is...when it happens people just kinda shrug... >> learn how you can avoid sexual assaults, and what you can do as a bystander to prevent them. don't miss a special america tonight live town hall tonight 9 eastern on al jazeera america.
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>> condition critical, new documents revealed just how many people signed up for health insurance in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers.